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BG. [Mazzella Scipione.] [with] DE BRY, Theodor.
1) Regum Neapolitanorum vitae et effigies; (2) Indiae orientalis pars vndecima
(1) Augsburg, sumpt. Dominici Custodis. Coelo Raphael Custodis, 1605. (2) Frankfurt, typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1619. [AMERICANUM BOUND FOR JAMES I] Folio. Two works in one. 1) C-T² lacking first two quires [4 leaves, A-B2 title and prefatory material]. Roman letter. 31 full page engraved genealogical tables and portraits with typeset explanations on verso, one tear with marginal loss, one affecting plate. 2) pp. 62 (ii); (ii) X engraved plates. [A-H ; a-c ] without last blank. Roman and Italic letter, first title with engraved portrait of Olivier van Noort with two natives at sides and with two map hemispheres, large grotesque head and tail pieces and initials, second part with separate t-p with grotesque woodcut ornaments, and 10 half page engraved plated with printed explanations, tiny single worm trail in lower blank margin of last four ff. Light age yellowing. A fine copy in stunning contemporary English olive morocco, covers double gilt ruled to a panel design, outer panel with a dentelle border made of small gilt tools, and a second border two blind rules and gilt laurel scrolls, inner panel with corner pieces of gilt laurel branch fleurons, filled with semée of gilt stars, large arms of James I within grotesque border, crown at head, gilt stamped at centres, spine double gilt ruled in compartments, gilt fleurons at centres with gilt star tools, edges gilt ruled, all edges gilt, upper joint repaired at foot, remains of blue silk ties, a.e.g. The beautifully illustrated, rare and important eleventh vol of Theodor De Bry¬ís Small voyages containing three important travel … [Click Below for Full Description]
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